THE GASTRONOMIC REGENERATOR: A Simplified and Entirely New System of Cookery, with Nearly Two Thousand Practical Receipts Suited to the Income of All Classes. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Correct and Minute Plans How Kitchens of Every Size, from the Kitchen of a Royal Palace to that of the Humble Cottage are to be Constructed and Furnished

Soyer, Monsieur A. (Alexis)

Published by Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., London, 1847
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xl, 720, 17, 24, [1] pp., frontispiece portrait of the author, full-page "Emblematic Woodcut" frontispiece, several engravings in the text, folding wood engraving "Bouquet de Gibier" (not on the Engravings list on p. xl), many other plates as listed. In the third paginated section at rear is found a folding menu printed on blue paper for a "Dinner for One Hundred and Fifty, Given to His Highness Ibrahim Pacha, by Members of the Reform Club, July 3rd, 1846." Octavo, original brown ribbed cloth with blind-stamped cover ornaments, gilt title. French born and trained, the innovative and influential chef Alexis Benoit Soyer (1810-1858) arrived in England in 1830 to join his brother Phillipe on the household staff of the Duke of Cambridge. By 1837 he was chef de cuisine at London's Reform Club. Author of several books on food and cooking and inventor of several innovative kitchen apparatus. His wife, Elizabeth Emma Jones (1813-1842) was an accomplished artist. The portrait engravings in this volume are from her paintings. Bitting p. 443; Cagle 1003, Oxford p. 176. Spine slightly faded, minor wear top spine ends, engraved portrait plates of author and Madame Soyer foxed, else very good. Bookseller Inventory # 21418

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Publisher: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., London

Publication Date: 1847

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Fourth edition.

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